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About Libman Education

Libman Education Inc. is a leading provider of training for the health care workforce offering self-paced and instructor-led online courses designed and developed by leading industry experts in Health Information Management (HIM) and Medical Record Coding. Our courses are specifically designed to improve individual skills and increase the efficiencies and competencies of health care providers and institutions. At Libman Education, we understand the needs and challenges of a well-trained workforce and offer the right-mix of online education to ensure that the health care professionals are prepared to meet the challenges of the changing workplace.

Libman Education Partners with Cengage Learning to Provide Medical Coding Foundational Skills

Courses equip coders with the knowledge needed for a successful medical record coding career BEDFORD, MASSACHUSETTS – March 15, 2019 – Libman Education has partnered with Cengage Learning to provide medical coders with the knowledge needed for a successful medical record coding career. The courses provide foundational knowledge in four key areas: anatomy and physiology, […]

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Announcing the Release of Long Term Acute Care Coding for 2019

Online, self-paced instruction on the complexity of LTAC coding BEDFORD, MASSACHUSETTS – March 6, 2019 – Long Term Acute Care Coding, now fully updated for 2019, provides a clear and straightforward approach to ICD-10 coding of diagnoses and procedures for conditions commonly seen in the LTAC hospital setting. Authored by the coding professionals at Barry […]

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Which Documentation Can We Use for HCC Coding?

Which Documentation Can We Use for HCC Coding?

by Rose T. Dunn, MBA, RHIA, CPA, FACHE Coding professionals may code conditions that are addressed by an acceptable provider and found in the History of Present Illness (HPI), Physician Examination (PE), Assessment, Impression, and/or Plan. However, “MEAT” will continue to apply to these conditions. That is, the condition must be: “Measured or Monitored,” “Evaluated,” […]

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What is the Mid-Revenue Cycle? How Do I Measure Success?

What is the Mid-Revenue Cycle? How Do I Measure Success?

by Laurie M. Johnson, MS, RHIA, FAHIMA What is the mid-revenue cycle? The middle of the revenue cycle consists of four key components: clinical documentation, case management, charge processing including the charge description master, and coding. Clinical documentation is capturing the accurate picture of the patient’s presentation and care to the healthcare organization whether it […]

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Updated CDI Essential Skills Program now Available from Libman Education

A first step to a career in Clinical Documentation Improvement BEDFORD, MASSACHUSETTS – February 6, 2019 – Libman Education has announced that CDI Essential Skills, an online certificate program where students learn foundational CDI education, has been fully updated for 2019. The program is developed by ACDIS, the premier provider of education for Clinical Documentation […]

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HCC Auditing: Identifying Lost Revenue Associated with Skeleton RAF

HCC Auditing: Identifying Lost Revenue Associated with Skeleton RAF

by Rose T. Dunn, MBA, RHIA, CPA, FACHE Why are physician practices reluctant to code all conditions? I still see physician offices submitting claims with only four diagnoses (sometimes fewer). The limitation of linking four conditions to a test or service has been interpreted by some providers as a limit on the number of diagnoses […]

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Libman Education Releases Comprehensive ICD-10-CM Guidelines Course

“Instruction in correct application of ICD-10-CM codes” BEDFORD, MASSACHUSETTS – January 23, 2019 – Libman Education has released an online course on ICD-10-CM Guidelines, providing a comprehensive review and explanation of select guideline topics to improve understanding and accuracy in application. Titled ICD-10-CM: Selected Guidelines for Coding and Reporting, the course is authored by Barry […]

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Inpatient Rehab Facility Coding – Picking the Etiologic Diagnosis on the IRF-PAI

Inpatient Rehab Facility Coding – Picking the Etiologic Diagnosis on the IRF-PAI

by Nirmala Sivakumar, CCS, CDIP Inpatient rehab coding has always presented a challenge for HIM coders, even the ones that have many years of coding experience. Coding in an Inpatient Rehab Facility (IRF) setting is not limited to choosing ICD-10-CM codes. It also involves selecting the appropriate impairment group code (IGC), pairing it with the […]

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Summary of Changes to IRF Payment Rates for FY 2019

Summary of Changes to IRF Payment Rates for FY 2019

by Nirmala Sivakumar, CCS, CDIP The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) published the FY (fiscal year) 2019 Inpatient Rehabilitation Facility Prospective Payment System final rule in the August 6th, 2018 Federal Register. The final rule reflects the annual update to the Medicare fee-for-service (FFS) IRF payment rates and policies. The overall impact of […]

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Regional Medical Center Doubles the Number of Skilled Coders to Lower the DNFB

“There is no denying the need for new coder training, and a mentoring program enables this invaluable type of one-to-one instruction.” BEDFORD, MASSACHUSETTS – August 22, 2018 – This case study presents the solution one Hospital found to the challenge of finding skilled and up-to-date coders. The solution was already in their department (with a […]

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The Intersection of CDI and Coding: Part 8: Strategies for CDIS and Coders to Work Together

The Intersection of CDI and Coding: Part 8: Strategies for CDIS and Coders to Work Together

Hosted by Libman Education April 2018 Coding and CDI, both critically important to the success of our healthcare institutions, will continue to evolve in response to changes in technology, reimbursement, and workforce requirements. The relationship between CDIs and Coders is changing as the Revenue Cycle function requires a team approach that embraces all operational areas […]

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Auditing for Success: The Power of the Internal Audit

Auditing for Success: The Power of the Internal Audit

by Carol Maimone, RHIT, CCS, CDIP Performing internal audits can prove invaluable in preparing for external audits, improving overall quality and outcomes, and identifying needs for continued staff education. External audits and initiatives cannot be avoided; they seem to be increasing in regularity and keep any department busy. Making use of the external audit results can […]

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The Intersection of CDI and Coding: Part 7: Is Joint CDI/Coding Education Beneficial?

The Intersection of CDI and Coding: Part 7: Is Joint CDI/Coding Education Beneficial?

Hosted by Libman Education April 2018 Coding and CDI, both critically important to the success of our healthcare institutions, will continue to evolve in response to changes in technology, reimbursement, and workforce requirements. The relationship between CDIs and Coders is changing as the Revenue Cycle function requires a team approach that embraces all operational areas […]

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The Intersection of CDI and Coding: Part 6: CDI Specialists and Understanding of Coding

The Intersection of CDI and Coding: Part 6: CDI Specialists and Understanding of Coding

Hosted by Libman Education April 2018 Coding and CDI, both critically important to the success of our healthcare institutions, will continue to evolve in response to changes in technology, reimbursement, and workforce requirements. The relationship between CDIs and Coders is changing as the Revenue Cycle function requires a team approach that embraces all operational areas […]

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